Kirkcaldy Archives - Little Einsteins Nurseries
Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy nursery is hosting “mums and tums get together” groups at the nursery every Thursday morning over the summer months. This is a great opportunity for new mums and expectant mums to get together for a chat and support each other.
A staff member will also be on hand to offer baby sensory play and song time. The sessions will run from 10am – 11am each Thursday morning and there is no charge for attending. Come along, have a cuppa with us and meet new friends.
The children in the 3-5’s room at Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy have been taking weekly visits to the woods at the town’s Beveridge Park to explore and investigate in the woods. They have been learning how to climb trees and look for different nature objects.
The children have to listen and follow rules, learning about taking risks, while in the woods and they love having hot chocolate to warm them up when they come back to the nursery!
Some of the children from Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy popped in to Methven House nursing home to help the residents with the art project they are currently working on. The nursing home is taking part in an exhibition of “Art in Care” in the Community Hub at the Mercat shopping centre in the town from 15th – 19th May 2018.
Here they are, painting the paper mache petals for flowers that will be one of their exhibits. The children had great fun helping and the residents loved having their “little helpers” visit them. The nursery children visit regularly and always bring great smiles to the residents faces.
The nursery plan to visit the exhibition when it opens next month.
The children from Inventors (3-5’s) and After School Club took a trip to the recycling centre recently to recycle our cardboard and plastic bottles. They have been learning how it’s important to recycle so we took a trip there to show them what happens at the recycling centre.
We discussed all the different bins and how you have to make sure you put them in the correct bin. The children then helped to place our waste in the bins. Litter, waste minimisation and water have been our big focuses lately as part of our Eco Schools initiative. We were rewarded with our Green Flag award in 2016 and we continue to work hard to ensure we are still maintaining the eco standards, to keep the green flag flying!
Katy Langtree, who works in the Investigators room has been voted Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy “Employee of the Year 2017”. Katy joined Little Einsteins whilst she was a attending Fife College in 2015/2016 . As a student Katy was dedicated and hard working so when a job opportunity came up for supply EYP Katy applied and was offered the post. Not long afterwards she applied successfully for a full time Early Years Practitioner position.
Some of the quotes from parents and staff were “always very pleasant and kind’’, ‘’She has brilliant relationships with the children’’, ‘’I trust Katy completely and she is a really caring professional’’, ‘’Just fantastic has so much patience’’, ‘’always smiling’’, ‘’Katy has a very caring and kind nature, brilliant worker’’.
Well Done Katy, you should be very proud of yourself!!
December was a very busy month at Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy nursery. One of the main events in our calendar every year is the Nativity Play. This year it was performed at the company’s new Head Office building in Kirkcaldy, where there is room for all parents and other relatives who want to see the children perform to attend. There are some lovely photos of the Nativity in the second part of our Newsletter which can be downloaded below.
We had the Nursery Christmas Party (held at our Head Office too) on Sunday 17th December. Below are the staff who helped out at the party.
We also had a Christmas jumper day and cake sale to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Melissa Crouch. This raised £92.60 and we would like to thank everyone who contributed towards our fund raising.
The lovely Christmas cake above was made and donated by one of our parents (Fungai) and was raffled. Freya (also pictured above) was the lucky winner of the cake.
To find out all the latest news from Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy nursery please take the opportunity to download our Newsletter. Be sure to take note of our Parents Evening later this month.
Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy now has an exciting den for the children to play in when they are out in the nursery garden. They were delighted to accept some pallets from Resin Drives, a local company. One of the parents helped to fix them together and we used floor mats for the children to sit on.
The children just love this new den and have been using it for role play, story time and also a place to sit when they have a snack outside.
The finished den is in the main photo above.
Three of the staff at Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy had reason to celebrate last week. Careen Bradford (Room Leader), Irene Carstairs (Nursery Manager) and Karena Honeyman (Early Years Practitioner) have all been at the nursery for 10 years this month. On Friday 11th August the ladies celebrated this special anniversary with the children. They held an indoor barbeque (yes, it was raining that day!) and Irene made a cake for everyone to share.
The ladies each received gifts of flowers, sweets, candles and a bottle of wine from the rest of the staff. They are pictured with their certificates of achievement.